Primary and Secondary Education

Can you inspire young people? Do you like the idea of passing on your life skills and knowledge to children in an international context? 

In the broad and diverse field of education, Windesheim offers an exchange programme devoted to teacher education for primary and secondary schools.
Dutch education is known across the globe for combining the best of both worlds by being both thorough and innovative. Schools educate pupils and students from day one to learn, to work together, to use IT, to be practical but still be grounded in basic knowledge. 


About the course 

In this programme, you learn all about educational theory and didactics in Dutch schools and about our school system; you are supervised by a Career Coach. As well as attending the regular modules, you can opt to do an internship to put theory into practice. Depending on your experience and the school’s possibilities, you will perform different kinds of learning activities during the internship.

The experience of a lifetime

For an international student at Windesheim, studying means putting theory into practice together with your fellow students. In the classes, you are challenged to make an active contribution. You explore the Netherlands from an international perspective and you learn from each other. Studying at Windesheim is the experience of a lifetime!

Credits back home

As an international exchange student at Windesheim, you will get study credits that may count towards the qualification you are studying for back home. So studying at Windesheim doesn’t have to mean extending your overall study time. You will make a ‘learning agreement’ covering your stay.

By the end of this programme you will

• know how to deal with students in a way that is supported by educational theory
• know about various didactic methods
• know how to deal with students with learning problems or learning disabilities
• understand their effect on group dynamics
• be able to give a broad outline of the Dutch educational system
• be able to indicate the main differences between the educational system in your home country and the Dutch educational system

Entry requirements

Two years of bachelor studies in a relevant field and English-language skills at B2 level.